Remember Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel? That book was written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton, an artist who lived north of Boston on Cape Ann. She also founded the Folly Cove Designers, a group of women who printed textile designs carved into linoleum, so successfully that they were featured in a spread in Life magazine in the 1940's. Check her out!
Thanks to the fabulous Jonathan Barbato at Arlington Cable Media and videographer Samantha Williams-Radecic, I now have an excellent video to show you my working process.